Label Review Training: Module 1: Label Basics, Page 17
Section 4: Why is labeling important?
- Proper labeling minimizes harmful effects on health and the environment, supports compliance and enforcement efforts, and conserves federal and state resources.
- Improper labeling increases the risk of harmful effects on health and the environment, undermines compliance and enforcement efforts, and wastes federal and state resources.
- If a label is not enforceable, then users who misuse a product might not be prosecuted, and victims of a product's misuse might not be compensated.
- By reviewing labels according to the core principles, the label reviewer's actions positively affect state and federal resources, human and animal health, and the environment.
- Why can pesticides pose some risk to humans, animals, or the environment?
- How do deficient labels waste state and federal resources?
- What are the consequences of unenforceable language?
- What is EPA's principal means of communicating to users and the public how to use pesticide products in a way that maximizes efficacy and reduces risk?
Because they are designed to kill or otherwise adversely affect living organisms.
By incurring costs associated with interpreting and correcting label deficiencies.
Users who misuse a product might not be prosecuted, and victims of a product's misuse might not be compensated.